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Published on Mar 30, 2023 by Michelle Berney
Significant changes for how retirees of NYC government and eligible dependents age 65 and older receive their health insurance benefits were approved and will take effect September 1, 2023. NYC retirees age 65+ and their eligible dependents have had choices in how they receive their retiree health insurance benefits, with the vast majority of retirees in [...]
Published on Mar 30, 2023 by Michelle Berney
ACCESS HRA (AHRA) is a website and mobile app that allows NYC residents to apply for, recertify, and check the status of HRA-administered benefits, such as Cash Assistance, SNAP (food stamps), and Medicaid. Clients with a Medicaid-only case (meaning they are not in receipt of Cash Assistance) have had limited access to view their Medicaid coverage [...]
Published on Mar 3, 2023 by Michelle Berney
The 2022-2023 NYS budget included an expansion of Medicaid for individuals ages 65+ without documentation beginning in 2023. However, the 2023-2024 NYS budget indicates that this provision will be delayed until January 2024.While this is very disappointing, we’d like to make sure that clients know of other coverage and services available to New Yorkers, without regard [...]
Published on Feb 10, 2023 by Michelle Berney
Individuals with Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan and Medicare Savings Programs with authorization dates through May 31, 2023 will be automatically be renewed for an additional 12 months. However, cases with recertifications of June 2023 and beyond will need to recertify or be subject to a case closing. Renewal packets for those who need to [...]

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